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BigB08822
03-19-2011, 01:47 AM
The problem with doing Motown is that some of those songs is that some of them are sacred & the contestants are bound to fcuk them up. Sacriledge!

That is all part of knowing what songs to pick. If the contestant doesn't know any better then they deserve the criticism and to possibly go home. If they are good enough they can take a "sacred" song and make it work but I'm not sure there is anyone in this group capable of doing that.

I felt there was so much potential when we got the top 40 or so. However, there isn't one single vocalist in here who can blow me away. I thought Lauren had it but I think her initial audition was just really good vocally. I don't know if she can wow me anymore although she is still one of my favorites. Pia is good but she just isn't for me. I miss the days of Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Adam Lambert, etc. People who could give you the chills and bring the house down. Still a better group than last year, though and better than the group before Adam, Allison, Kris.

PeterG
03-19-2011, 02:39 AM
What year was that?

1 9 8 6 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Icq0LlvtEy0) :)

haribobo
03-19-2011, 03:21 AM
I felt there was so much potential when we got the top 40 or so. However, there isn't one single vocalist in here who can blow me away.

I have a feeling we're just getting going with a lot of them. Pia, James, Lauren, Scotty, Casey, and Stefano all have pretty great potential. Some of the best contestants don't fully bloom until the top 8, 7, 6 time. Think Kris, Vonzell, and Syesha. Just relax and enjoy the ride, we are coming off a pretty blah week. It'll pick up eventually.

Aceon6
03-19-2011, 01:09 PM
I have a feeling we're just getting going with a lot of them. Pia, James, Lauren, Scotty, Casey, and Stefano all have pretty great potential. Some of the best contestants don't fully bloom until the top 8, 7, 6 time. Think Kris, Vonzell, and Syesha. Just relax and enjoy the ride, we are coming off a pretty blah week. It'll pick up eventually.

I agree. I do not expect everyone to master the art of learning a new song and preparing it so it comes across well both live and on TV. Frankly, many established artists haven't mastered it, so why are we expecting it of these kids? The Top 8 will have a month of doing this, and will figure out what works for them.

James almost has it. I noticed it in the Top 13 show when he turned his profile to the camera before he went up into scream-land. I think Stefano and Casey are getting there. Jacob still needs work to find the best angles for the cameras. Most of the girls haven't yet found the way to sing to the crowd as opposed to the judges. Once everyone has to work less on the TV side, I expect the vocals to be better.

taf2002
03-19-2011, 02:58 PM
I hope so because this week was pretty dull.

Allskate
03-19-2011, 04:49 PM
I hope so because this week was pretty dull.

I think that had a lot to do with the song choices.

I do think the contestants will improve in terms of stage presence and pitch as they get a little more experience and confidence and a spot on the tour is no longer on the line. I'm also hoping that some of them will take a few more risks in terms of song choices once they make the tour.

Also, different song choices might force some of the contestants to improve their stage presence. If Stefano chooses a more uptempo song and isn't trying to look so sincere, he might open his eyes. Also, if they let Paul play his guitar, he might not move around like a drunk chicken on stage.

Aceon6
03-19-2011, 05:29 PM
Also, if they let Paul play his guitar, he might not move around like a drunk chicken on stage.

Everyone had the instrument option last week. Strange that Paul didn't take them up on it.

Allskate
03-19-2011, 05:36 PM
Everyone had the instrument option last week. Strange that Paul didn't take them up on it.

If that's true, it may not have been communicated to Paul - or not in time -- because he had responded to someone's question last week by saying that instruments were not allowed yet. Casey was in the hospital until Sunday and did his song later than the rest, so maybe that was why he played an instrument. For a whole lot of things, Nigel has been changing the rules and format as they go along.

Anyway, I hope that Paul does start playing the guitar and gives the staggering a rest. Not sure how well that will work with Motown week.

PeterG
03-19-2011, 05:39 PM
Everyone had the instrument option last week. Strange that Paul didn't take them up on it.

If Paul had played an instrument, he would have had to omit his dance solo.

my little pony
03-19-2011, 11:46 PM
If Paul had played an instrument, he would have had to omit his dance solo.

his St Vitus Dance? :P

rfisher
03-20-2011, 02:09 AM
Apparently Paul is a hit with gay guys. All the guys at my stylists shop love him. They rank Pia as number one girl and Paul as number one guy. They think he's interesting. It's going to be interesting to see how far he goes in the comp.

phoenixflamezzz
03-20-2011, 02:50 AM
If he's a big a hit with the gay voters as Kris Allen was, he's going verrrry far. :lol: I'll keep an ear out for the convos at my gym re paul. Some of the things said about Kris Allen during his season ay my gym I won't mention :rofl:. That said, I think Paul's the first guy out.

I still don't understand how Lee won. He was the definition of a schlubby bar singer. It was probably Simon kissing his ass each week for some inexplicable reason. :shuffle:

BigB08822
03-20-2011, 03:23 AM
I think Paul strongly resembles Bradley Cooper but not hitting as high on the hotness factor.

KikiSashaFan
03-20-2011, 03:26 AM
OT, but TMZ posted the headline "Bradley Cooper and Renee Zellweger Split" and the entire article consisted of "this makes sense." :rofl:

Allskate
03-20-2011, 03:50 AM
his St Vitus Dance? :P

Mean, but :lol:


If he's a big a hit with the gay voters as Kris Allen was, he's going verrrry far. :lol: I'll keep an ear out for the convos at my gym re paul. Some of the things said about Kris Allen during his season ay my gym I won't mention :rofl:. That said, I think Paul's the first guy out.


I think Jacob will get the boot before Paul does, though I agree that with Brian that he's not nearly as hot as Bradley Cooper. There are women who like Paul, too. It's not just the gay guys.